The reason most sports bars have no sound on their TVs is because the restaurants have to pay a fee to each professional sporting organization to be able to broadcast their games, and sound costs extra.
Igor Netto, a footballer from the Soviet Union, was a person of exceptional honesty. The most famous episode proving that had place during 1962 World Cup match against Uruguay team. The score was 1:1, Igor Chislenko hit the goal, but the ball got into the goal from the outside, through the hole in the goal net. Netto (he was the team captain) informed the referee, and convinced him that there was no goal. Netto’s team won that match anyway.
“Wife Carrying” championships are held every year in Finland. The prize depends on the wife’s weight in beer.
Wheelchair athletes with spinal injuries will sometimes intentionally injure themselves on the lower body (e.g. break a toe), causing their bodies to respond by raising blood pressure and enhancing their performance. This practice has been banned as cheating.
Before the finish line, a Spanish sportsman running in second place, noticed that the Kenyan running in first place has lost his way, instead of taking advantage of the situation, he guided him all the way to the end and let him win.
There is a Native American tribe of ultra-runners known as the Tarahumara. They can run 200 miles non-stop, and play running games that go on for up to 2 days without breaks. They use the toe-strike method of running instead of the traditional heel-strike. And they do it drunk.
There is a sport called Banzai Skydiving. You throw the parachute out of the airplane first and then jump after it.
In America, fake wrestling is called “pro wrestling” and real wrestling is called “amateur wrestling”.
Shaolin Monks condition their testicles to withstand heavy beatings—the technique is called the “Iron Egg Skill.”
Dueling with wax bullets was popular in the early 20th century.